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is faring in a moment. we begin with the latest in japan and with the u.s. is doing for americans stuck there. s teamin tonight' coverage. >> he says the u.s. is bringing all resources to bear to protect american citizens and reassured americans at home. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the u.s., whether it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska, or u.s. territories. >> at the nuclear plant, crews have been scrambling to cool the overheated reactor. helicopters and water cannons to douse the fuel rods the that it is difficult to know how will it is working. >> it will have to cool down the fuel. we're not able to a set -- set foot into the site. >> the state department said the evacuation affected 100 americans and more flights are being arranged. >> we're not forcing them to go anywhere. we will tell them they have a flight. >> buses have been sent to evacuate americans stuck without transportation near the nuclear plant but out of the risk zone. there is a team of technical experts working with the japanese government to cool the reactor is. >> this is something tha
in corsica. the military intervention had begun. later the u.s. fired 110 cruise missiles as well, hitting at least 20 libyan air defense systems. earlier in the day, but of the tanks and troops had punched or rebel defenses. intense fighting spread across the rebel capital, killing dozens, including many civilians. many families fled in their cars by the hundreds, heading east to the egyptian border. their hopes of getting military help crust. >> we are left alone with this killer. >> at one point, and -- a fighter plane was seen falling from the sky and crashing. the cause is still unclear. back in tripoli, the government said it was abiding by a ceasefire declared on friday. this amateur video was reportedly shot after the cease- fire. >> enter that gaddafi forces did, and once over benghazi, they lost little time, firing on and -- the rebels were celebrating the news. back in tripoli, there was defiance. thousands of libyan supporters packed into gaddafi's compound, effectively making themselves human shields. while state tv told libyans that america and nato had bombed civilian areas
, virginia, connecticut, and rhode island, since 1997. finally, today, a tip led u.s. marshals to the rest of aaron thomas at his home in connecticut. detectives say a cigarette butt matched the dna found at crime scenes. >> it was anonymous caller. they were able to put some information themselves. both of these things: that the same time. >> at least 17 women have been a great by the man known as the east coast rapist. the first was in maryland in 1997. a man on a bicycle raped a woman as she walked home from work. the most recent known attack was in virginia 17 months ago where two teenagers for rape walter kerr trading. >> this is not over but this is a relief for the victims. -- the most recent attack was when two teenagers were trick or treating. >> he would wear a mask or a hooded sweatshirt to hide his face. erin thomas grew up in virginia and went in price -- to high school in prince george's county, maryland. he has recently been living in new haven, connecticut. >> protesters were out in full force again taking aim at the government. they gathered in the capital of bahrain and p
. the vast majority of u.s. states ban and, mostly for sanitary reasons or to keep up appearances. >> the problem is, how well are they contained? you don't need them eating off the plate or disrupting other people. >> the maryland health department along has an issue with reversing the ban, and the conduct of the governor agrees the for leggett member of the family will be happy to note he has a seat at the table or next to it. >>> governor martin o'malley said he supports the idea of merging the university of maryland college park and the university of maryland baltimore. right now, maryland separates its medical and professional schools. a proposal for the university system of maryland board of regents on how merger could be carried out has been included in the senate budget language. >>> baltimore is set to open a new school geared towards fashion, architecture, and graphic design. the baltimore design school has been in the works for some time. as tim tooten explains, city leaders hope it will be a place where students can develop their creative talents. >> the baltimore desi
across the arab world, protesters continue to call for change to the government. u.s.-led attacks continued, but gaddafi is not backing down. >> president obama says washington will soon give up the leadership of the assault. in washington, critics are demanding to know the exit plan. >> last week, they looked doomed, but libyan rebels today have new hope thanks to american f-15 pilots, british pilots, and french pilots. today, a coordinated attack. president obama promised to date it would not be led by the u.s. for long. >> there is good to be a transition taking place in which we have a range of coalition partners -- the europeans, members of the arab league -- who will be participating in the no-fly zone. >> that transition would be complex. >> it is not so simple as a handshake some place and you are now in charge. >> u.s. leadership of a third faraway war and concern senate republicans. >> the end game is not apparent. >> congress is in recess. no debates or votes on libya. democrats are concerned. >> this is not the way our system is supposed to work. >> the house speaker w
of the effort to help the island kingdom cope with the unrest. the move was conceived by the u.s. and warned that the u.s. and saudi arabia against the applying foreign troops. >> they were celebrating after the king ordered that more money was handed out. the king handed out $93 billion. there is widespread speculation that the move is to stave off unrest sweeping through the arab world. president obama is threatening military force if muammar gaddafi does not stop the violence. >> he met with leaders before making his address to the nation. >> president obama says the u.s. will not send in ground troops to libya but is prepared to act with its international partners. at the white house, stern words for the libyan government. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gaddafi does not comply, the international community will impose consequences. they're warning of consequences if they do not stop attacks on the citizens. >> colonel gaddafi's refusal to hear the call up until now to halt violence against his own people has left us with no other choice than to pursue this course of act
is testing seven of theirs. what is the state of nuclear power here in the u.s.? >> [inaudible] >> this is a growing acceptance in recent years of nuclear energy as a clean, green, and effective answer to the foreign oil. then came japan. >> this is a game changer. if one is an advocate of nuclear energy, for now the nuclear renaissance is over and america. >> the crisis in japan exposes the downside of nuclear energy again. americans are nearing the 32nd anniversary of three mile island. no one was killed or injured in an accident but the confusion, chaos, and fear of what turned out to be a meltdown can tell it a long lasting blow to the expansion of nuclear energy in the u.s.. -- what turned out to be a meltdown dealt a long lasting blow. there will be soul-searching as a result of the crisis. >> there will be research into what happened here, the future of nuclear technology. in the meantime, new development will not take place. >> this was part of the plan for the future. the governor expressed his support for the reactor. it is designed to withstand the most disastrous sc
obama ordered u.s. military aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. but he has not ordered u.s. warplanes to attack libyan warplanes that take off. rounding the air force with a no-fly zone. two senators said, but do it. >> i argue for the no-fly zone, and i think we could achieve it. >> but it would not be risk free. >> it is not as simple as moving aircraft carrier in deploying a bunch of airplanes. if you have to take action to make sure that you have an air dominance. >> action to eliminate the defenses, his radar, and missiles, action that president obama has not ordered. steve handelsman, wbal tv 11 news. >>> the commander in chief says he is prepared to order u.s. forces into action quickly if, in his words, defenseless libyans get trapped. >>> project economy, stocks finished their best day of 2011, closing up more than 191 points on the dow, nasdaq gaining 51, the s&p closed up 22.5. >>> there is new evidence that maryland's economy is moving in a good direction. >> the state has experienced a spike in business investment, thus indicating economic growth and new jobs.
22 years later and the pain is nearly as rob. but there is hope that the u.s. may finally go after the man long but to be the mastermind of the pan am 103 bombing. will miromar gaddafi face charges against the bombing? >> the question comes as the u.s. now looks into sanctions against libya and its leader. new video on the internet allegedly shows even more anti- government uprisings throughout libya appeared good up the, the man who has led that country for three decades -- threat libya. gaddafi, the man who has left that country for three decades has committed human violations that could go hand-in-hand with the bombing of an airplane. u.s. close the case more than three decades ago. but in recent days, several libyan officials say that walmart gaddafi gave the order to blow up that airplane -- say that gaddafi gave the order to book that airplane. one man was convicted of the bombing. libyan intelligence officer. george williams never believe he acted alone in the bombing that killed his only child williams is convinced that the libyan leader walmart gaddafi masterminded the plo
. >> still led by the u.s., we are one week into the air assault on libya. the mission is described as a humanitarian effort, is being met with mixed reviews. >> many, many libyans are safer today because the international community took action. >> they are now saying this is a humanitarian intervention, which is nonsense. if this is not designed to get rid of gaddafi, then this makes no sense at all. >> while the plan still calls for control to be handed offer, more u.s. marines headed into libya today as president obama vowed not to send ground forces. in israel, police are blaming palestinian militants for a bus stop bombing. it killed one woman and 20 injuried. no one has claimed responsibility, but it comes during a surge in violence between israel and hamas. it is the first time jerusalem has been hit by an attack of this nature since 2004. >> by this time tonight you probably heard of the passing of a true hollywood legend. elizabeth floor died in los angeles at the age of 9. >> she has been battling heart failure for years. as stephanie reports tonight, the actress will be r
for treason. >> the westboro baptist church consists mainly of his own family members. they believe the u.s. combat deaths are a result of tolerance. >> soldiers are dying for the sins of this nation. >> the father says he knows he was waging an uphill battle, but he thought the decision would be much closer. the final chapter of the saw the remains -- of this saga remains. they say they now expect for westboro to cover the litigation by asking for more money. >> thank you. in germany today, two u.s. airmen were killed. the shooter was immediately taken into custody. president obama expressed outrage and sadness at the shooting. he extended his condolences to the victims' families and said justice would be served. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. we want to be sure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> two other airmen were also injured in that incident. and in pikesville around 8:00, there was a crash. police are investigating. >> despite a two-week extension to hammer out the budget, republicans and democrats appear to be nowhere
everything in their path, arrived at u.s. coast hours later. residents were sent scrambling to safety. in oregon, coastal residents awoke to sirens and began evacuations. >> they started screaming and yelling and running through the trailer park getting everybody up. >> in california, the current tossed around boats in santa cruz like they were backed of toys, swapping some ships and leaving others locked -- lost at sea. coastal residents evacuated to higher ground. most of the destruction was isolated to harbors and marinas. the damage is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. president obama offered immediate aid. >> our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region and we will stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy. >> a tragedy that could just as easily have happened here. >> a lot of people right here in maryland spent the day struggling to get in touch with friends and family in japan. that includes japanese do is currently studying in the baltimore area. a local university has exchange students in japan right now. kai reed spoke with a
of the economic implications of the disaster. u.s. stocks took a beating. the dow jones lost more than 200 points and the nasdaq and the s&p 500 are in the red for the year. as for japan's stock market, it has plummeted. the ongoing nuclear meltdown fears this week -- here is how it looked over the past five trading days. the drop in the japanese market is triggering questions about the impact on our economy. >> kerry cavanaugh joins us with more on that story. >> our economy is tied closely to japan's but that does not mean short-term losses will derail america's economic recovery. >> the humanitarian crisis continues to unfold with 10,000 people dead and 8000 missing. an untold number living in a volatile nuclear situation. this is home to the third largest economy behind china and the u.s.. >> there is an integration between the japanese economy and ours. >> japan's stock market is suffering in the wake of last week's when natural disasters. we ask economists if he expects average americans to adjust their portfolio based on what is happening in japan. >> other high rollers might see otherwise
. with the operation in its 10th day, the president said the u.s. would hand over command to nato on wednesday. >> because of this transition to a broader nato-based coalition, the risks and costs of this operation to our military and to american taxpayers will be reduced significantly. >> the president warned the commission should not be one to overthrow gaddafi, calling regime change a mistake. senator john mccain criticized that strategy. >> we are rapidly on the road to success. to say a regime change is not going to take place by force -- i certainly cannot agree. he is a danger to the world. >> tuesday, hillary clinton meets with members of libyas opposition in london to discuss ways to put more pressure on gaddafi. wbal-tv 11 news. >> the president did not give a timetable, nor details on the cost. house republicans plan to introduce a bill forcing the president to stop operations in libya until he gets congressional approval. iran's leader has called on the united states and its allies to avoid further military intervention in libya. ahmadinejad also warned the west should not repeat i
a stalemate in libya but in the air things might be changing. >> the u.s. government is stepping back just a bit. we have the fighting and the politics of war. >> 14 more cruise missiles were fired at muammar gaddafi's military. coalition warplanes kept up their attack. a french pilot blowing out -- up a plane. >> as nato assumes command and control responsibility, the welfare of those civilians will be of paramount concern. this operation has already saved many lives the danger is far from over. >> in tripoli, libya television showed one of the military bases in flames. gaddafi has lost a lot of armor and out hillary. >> he has tanks. -- gaddafi has lost a lot of armor and artillery. >> out of the desert with rebels who were unable to events, one fighter armed with a plastic gun. >> this is made of plastic. this is a toy. >> 3 government mortar or artillery rounds. no one hurt this time. the troubles are in trouble. they want the u.s. to send them heavy weapons. some democrats fear that president obama has put us into a long and losing fight. >> it is very easy to get in, very difficult t
between timber 30 and october 1. she is known for being the longest serving women in the history of the u.s. senate. >> a study found 66% of folks speak in school zones. a new push for speed cameras. >> the fight to and distracted driving. >> and a destination list is expanding. >> and a flood watch in effect for our region with a big storm coming in. we will see how that impacts the area. >> cuba will be added to the destination list, it is among several new markets approved for charter services to cuba by customs and border protection. service had been limited to airports in miami, los angeles, and the new york. the county executive wants to install speed cameras in school zones following the results of the year-long study that found more than half of the drivers speeding in school zones. many of them are in favor. it will be held april 20 at 7:30 in the evening. >> and dozens of local high school students joined in the fight to and distracted driving. he asked students to submit their own public service announcements to stay focused behind the wheel. the top entries were awarded tonight.
eleaf supplies starting to get in. the u.s. is supplying help. two war ships on the region with aid but this is the beginning of a long loning effort. on top of all that, there is news of a nuclear power leak. we have been talking for the last several hours about shortly after the earthquake there was an explosion that damaged the buildings around one of the reactors. there was a radiation leak. they evacuated a region around that area by about 12 miles. people were undergoing radiation testing. now there is late word there is a second emergency at a second reactor still at that same complex that has something to do with the cooling units that are malfunctioning. there is no word on how or if that is going to effect the evacuations under way for that part of japan. just another obstacle that eleaf agencies trying to get up to that region are trying to deal with. >> and you can view the pictures from japan. also there an interact guide explaining the science behind the tsunami. and due to the catastrophe, dateline sunday will focus on that country and air its show at a later date. ba
government continues to threaten until libyans. >> secretary clinton says the u.s. has frozen at least $30 billion in libyan assets and plans to send in humanitarian aid. it is also exploring the idea of a no-fly zone over libya to prevent bomb attacks. >> the un is playing a huge role in the uprising sweeping across the middle east and africa. it is providing up-to-date information and help and better organized protesters. our social networking sites agents of change? some say not exactly. >> we may be entering into a phase where social media is in a sense of democratizing tool, because of nothing else, it will make their government's more aware of what people think. >> in many countries, the internet is easy to access and difficult to control. the governments of egypt and libya both cut off access to the ever -- to the internet. people just cannot seem to get enough of charlie sheen, or maybe they are just waiting to hear what comes out of his mouth next. you listen and you judge. >> i am tired of pretending like i am not special. people cannot figure me out or process me. >> he also con
-- leader muommar gaddafi appeared pledging victory. u.s. commanders say the f-15 was not shot down over libya. it suffered a mechanical failure. the airmen ejected and survived. six libyans were said to have been killed. those investigating the crash promised to investigate the reported deaths as well. meanwhile, president obama continues his trip in south america, angering conservatives at home. >> he is in brazil, and south america, kicking soccer balls with little boys instead of being back here in washington, d.c. as our commander-in-chief. >> the blood of americans is on gaddafi's hands because we know he was responsible. he should be removed from power. >> senator mccain is one of those focused on getting gaddafi added power. >> in carroll -- a carroll county marine is the list tragedy in afghanistan. he died sunday. we spoke with his family today. >> outside his parents' home in carroll county, an american flag waved proudly in the sun. inside, there is a wall covered with family pictures. lachowski as a matt chodkowsk baby. >> he really loved playing baseball. every year, he was
pictures on the story. >> the u.s. attorney's office says this is one of the largest cases that will be prosecuted here in baltimore. 24 people face drug charges. >> be made impact. we got the top, we got the bottom, we get everything in between. >> our cameras were the only ones of rowling. -- rolling. the drug bust started at 4:00 a.m. to read it led to a familiar faces, including actress felicia pearson. police have charged her for intent to distribute heroin. they were among the dozens of suspects who were well dug in the early morning sting operation. >> a lot of the main targets are the violent repeat offenders. allegedly, they have tied to a few murders. >> i am confident that we made a basic section of baltimore much safer by the efforts of these men and women. >> 64 people have been arrested. police were able to get forehand guns off the street. they also run the op 5 pounds of marijuana, and 5 grams of raw hair when. as well as $65,000 in cash. >> we identified sources of supply that brought the heroin to baltimore. we have identified the source of supply of marij
in an airplane is a bullet hole. a 40 caliber bullet went through the skin of the plane. a u.s. airways pilot found it yesterday. the good news, experts say a whole that side would not affect the pressures asian even if it made its way into the cabinet. >>> wall street shrugged off global concerns to close in positive territory today. the nasdaq gained 26 and the s&p 500 finished the day over nine points. chief among those concerns were worrying american investors. ford motor co. said it is suspending operations at one of its plants. the plan will go idol for the next five days because of a lack of japanese parts. the disaster is also hurting nissan which saw one of its plants destroyed. the ceos visited the plant and vowed to have it back up and running by april. there is no update on the chemical plant in japan which produces certain paints on cars and trucks. both ford and chrysler have issued color restrictions. >>> in a reversal from the past few months consumer confidence has taken a dive. americans are once again tightening their purse strings. world events and the fragile economy are
above $104 per barrel. the drop came after it showed that u.s. petroleum supplies increased last month. the average price of gas in maryland stands at $3.51. that is a penny below the national average. >> people are looking to save money by investing in a ride that is more fuel efficient. >> the last time that gas got to $4 a gallon was 2008 and these babies were selling like hotcakes. it seems like every day that gas prices are going higher and higher. if you are looking to save money, this could be your answer, a motor scooter. small, compact, easy to maintain. >> i can go to school, a hangout, and take it to the beach. >> motor scooter sales go up as gas prices climbed. people are looking to save. >> about 80 miles to the gallon. most motor scooters can be driven on secondary roads. >> people fell into the right thinking that it was ok. gas was down. people are coming in recently. they need something to save some fuel. >> he has been using a motor scooter for his transportation for years. >> i have been writing since 2003. it is a lot of fun. you can always find a parking space. it
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